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Rockies’ Ryan McMahon circles the bases after homering in the fourth inning against the Phillies on May 19 (Matt Rourke)
Rockies’ Ryan McMahon circles the bases after homering in the fourth inning against the Phillies on May 19 (Matt Rourke)|Associated Press
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Monday Quickie Quiz & Single Digits - Mike Schmidt, Ryan McMahon, Aaron Nola, Kyle Freeland, Bryce Harper

Bob Vetrone

Bob Vetrone

MONDAY’S QUICKIE QUIZ

>>> Two Phillies have led National League batters in strikeouts four different seasons. One of them was Mike Schmidt. Who was the other?

(Answer Below)

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MONDAY’S SINGLE DIGITS

>>> Rockies young infielder Ryan McMahon has some interesting career statistics (including the postseason):

5 HR in 12 games . . . vs. Phillies
5 HR in 132 games . . . vs. Everybody Else

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>>> Nine pitchers – including the Phillies’ Aaron Nola and Sunday’s Rockies starter Kyle Freeland – received votes for the 2018 National League Cy Young Award last season.

Those nine -- who had a combined record of 128-57 in 2018 -- are 22-28 so far in 2019. Nola (4-0) is the only one of those nine who has yet to suffer a loss this season.

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>>> Bryce Harper’s home run Sunday came on a 3-1 pitch. Before then, he had been 0-for-12 (with 15 walks) in plate appearances with the Phillies in which he was ahead 3-1 at any time.

By the way, the Phillies are now 8-1 when he homers.

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>>> The St. Louis Blues have played 18 games so far this postseason. The road team is 12-6 in those games and out-scoring the home team by 54-41.

The Blues are 7-2 on the road, their opponents 5-4.

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QUICKIE QUIZ ANSWER

>>> Juan Samuel led the NL in strikeouts in 1984, 1986 and 1987 and tied for the lead (with the Braves’ Dale Murphy) in 1985.